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Third SeaBus gets its hulls assembled at the Victoria Shipyards

Third SeaBus gets its hulls assembled at the Victoria Shipyards

The Burrard Pacific Breeze, currently under construction at the Victoria Shipyards.
The Burrard Pacific Breeze, currently under construction at the Victoria Shipyards.

Here’s a little update about the third SeaBus, which is currently being built over at the Victoria Shipyards. Along with two photos, I got this email from fleet management this morning:

I thought you might be interested to know that the hulls and the superstructure of the 3rd SeaBus have now been connected! Or at least, they’ve been assembled, and will now be welded together. The mast hasn’t been mounted to the vessel yet, but they’re expecting to do that later this week.

One more photo of the SeaBus under construction is below. FYI, the third SeaBus is slated to go in service at the end of 2009. Here’s an earlier post showing the passenger house arriving at the shipyards in February.

Edit: I asked for more description of the pictures btw, and here’s what I got:

Since the vessel is a catamaran, it has two hulls. The two hulls were being built separately from each other, and the superstructure (passenger house, cross structure, and wheelhouse) were being built separately from the hulls for ease and speed of construction.

The photos show the hulls that have been lined up next to each other, with the superstructure being lowered onto the hulls. Now that the superstructure has been lowered onto the hulls, the shipyard will weld the three units together, thus making a ship out of the three pieces!

Another shot of the Burrard Pacific Breeze at the Victoria Shipyards.
Another shot of the Burrard Pacific Breeze at the Victoria Shipyards.

SeaBus ftw! :D